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Adenoids in adult siblings : Is it familial ?

Sulabha M Naik, Mahendra S Naik, Ginni Datta, Chandraprakash Sharma, Dalbir Singh

Abstract


Waldeyer’s ring is a collection of lymphoid tissue at the entrance to the aerodigestive tract.Adenoids are present in the nasopharyx.They begin to regress from the age of 8 to 10 years1 and nearly always disappear by adulthood.
The persistent presence of adenoid tissue after puberty has been reported in literature.While investigating a case of nasal obstruction in adults,the possibility of persistence of adenoid tissue should be borne in mind.


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